The One Hikeable Lake Near Boston That’s Simply Breathtaking In The Fall

There are few sights as spectacular as the reflection of vibrant fall foliage rippling in the waters of a lake. While Ponkapoag Pond is an appealing spot to visit any time of year, its natural beauty is only enhanced by autumn colors.

A 3.75-mile long loop encircles the pond. Since the terrain is fairly flat, the trail is a perfect way to spend a fall afternoon – or morning!

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Both horses and dogs are welcome on the trail.

Here is a map of the Blue Hills Reservation that shows the Ponkapoag Pond Trail (on page four). Pull it up on your phone before you set out, or take a screenshot of it, to avoid getting lost.

For more trail ideas, view this list of epic hiking spots scattered throughout the Boston area.